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Empowering women’s voices in Opera

This will be an evening of sentimental, dramatic, and fun operatic arias all exemplary of the women in the opera at their finest.

Matina Tsaroucha and Sophia Sakellaridis Mangoura accompanied by Riho Akagi will share with you the power of the female voice, its transcendence, its magic.

Many believe opera to be a cultural field that objectifies and subjugates women, whereas Martina and Sophia as singers and women beg to differ. In this they will expose the peculiar situation when a given operatic plot conquers the female protagonist soprano and yet her voice shines brilliant in transgressive defiance. Her voice alone empowers her.

Matina Tsaroucha (soprano) is in her final year of undergraduate vocal studies, at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama, and next year will continue her studies at Royal College of music as a supported scholar in their master’s course for vocal studies.

Sophia Sakellaridis Mangoura is a lyric soprano, She is doing a London Arts and Humanities Partnership funded PhD in Music at King’s College London.

Riho Akagi graduated from Tokyo College of Music Master of Music from 2015 to 2017. In 2017 she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for the Short Term Music Programme (Piano Solo). In 2020 she graduated postgraduate from the Piano Accompaniment course with distinction and she also got a Concert Recital Diploma (CRD) with award for high distinction in her final recital. After graduating she had fellowship staff at GSMD. She is currently a freelance professional collaborative pianist and is enjoying working as a multi pianist and piano tutor based in UK and Japan. Find out more

Organised by the Hellenic Centre